NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Detection of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism

Editors: Schubert, Hiltmar, Kuznetsov, Andrey (Eds.)

  • The proceedings of this workshop provide the only opportunity to gain information outside the area of secrecy about the state-of-the-art in this special field of application
  • Activities in this area by Russian researchers are of special interest and will be a starting point for NATO Russian Research Cooperation
  • Because of this very special item of research, this workshop gives an outstanding platform for international information exchange about the detection of explosives in connection with terrorism
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The organization of an Advanced Research Workshop with the title “Detection and Disposal of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism” was motivated by international findings about activities in this field of application. This ARW followed a meeting about the “Detection of Disposal Improvised Explosives” (St. Petersburg, 2005). Both items show the logistic problems as one of the lessons, terrorists have to overcome. These problems are connected with the illegal supply and transport of explosives and fuels and as counter-measure the detection of these materials. The invention of liquid explosives goes back to the middle of the 19th century and was used for special purposes in the commercial field of application. Because of the high sensitivity of liquid explosives against mechanical shock, caused by adiabatic compression of air-bobbles producing “hot spots” as origin of initiation the commercial application was not very successful. Because of this high risk, liquid explosives are not used in military or commercial application with some exceptions. In the commercial field explosives as slurries or emulsions consisting of suitable salts (Ammoniumnitrate etc.) and water are used to a large extend because of their high insensitivity. In many cases these slurries or emulsions were unfit for terrorist actions, because of their low sensitivity, large critical diameter and using in confinement. In the military field liquid explosives are used in World War I and II as bomb-fillings.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Terrorist Pallet of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Fuels

    Schubert, H.

    Pages 1-5

  • Overview of Liquid Explosives’ Detection

    Kuznetsov, A. V. (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Chemistry and Properties of Liquid Explosives

    Mostak, P.

    Pages 15-25

  • What’s Special About Liquid Explosives?

    Oxley, J. C.

    Pages 27-38

  • Search of Explosives in Vehicles by Using Tagged Neutrons

    Viesti, G. (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detection of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism
Editors
  • Hiltmar Schubert
  • Andrey Kuznetsov
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8466-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8466-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8464-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8465-2
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 233
Topics